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Archive: June, 2010

XPN cuts Y Rock

Wednesday, June 9, 2010, 6:03 PM
WXPN has scaled back Y Rock on XPN, canning the alternative-music show heard Wednesday through Friday nights on 88.5 FM. The programming will continue at www.yrockonxpn.org and at XPN’s HD-2 side channel. Operations manager Josh T. Landow was one of six people who got layoff notices this week... Read more

Have lunch with Marty Hamann

Wednesday, June 9, 2010, 3:25 PM
Marty Hamann was only the second exec chef that the Four Seasons Philadelphia ever had, after Jean-Marie Lacroix. When Hamann announced his resignation in fall 2008 to go to the Union League, foodies grumbled that they'd be shut out of his cooking because the Union League is private. Life went on... Read more

Philly comic kills on "America's Got Talent"

Wednesday, June 9, 2010, 11:43 AM
Doogie Horner, a mild-mannered graphic designer for Philly's Quirk Books and part-time comedian, killed in his stand-up performance last night on NBC's America's Got Talent. Read more

Who wants to be on 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire'?

Wednesday, June 9, 2010, 9:39 AM
The quiz show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire will be here Saturday (6/12) to find contestants for the next season. Auditions will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Room 202 of the Convention Center, which happens to be hosting the Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con 2010 Convention. No one will be... Read more

There's less of Matt Stairs

Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 3:56 PM
Phillies fans who cheered Matt Stairs for a season and a half saw less of him over the last few days when he and his new team, the San Diego Padres, were in town. That's "less of him" because Stairs, 42, lost 37 pounds during the offseason with NutriSystem. "I thought I was too light... Read more

Buzz Bissinger has juice

Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 9:20 AM
Richard Deitsch of SI.com is out with his "Media Power Rankings" for May, and #1 in the land is Buzz Bissinger, the Inquirer columnist, Vanity Fair contributor, author, and screenwriter. Deitsch lauds Bissinger not so much because of his LeBron James book but because of Bissinger's warm... Read more

Restaurant notes: The HeadHouse

Monday, June 7, 2010, 5:10 PM
The HeadHouse, replacing Zot at 122 Lombard St. (215-625-0122), is looking at a Thursday (6/10) opening. Partners Bruce Nichols, one of the founders of Philly Beer Week, is partnered with Madame Saito Ai on this craft-beer cafe that will feature more 100 bottled beers plus 20 on draft. (Previous coverage... Read more

Tweed: Twill open Thursday

Monday, June 7, 2010, 4:11 PM
If you recall spots such as Odeon, Bistro Bix, TPDS, and Les Bons Temps, you’re familiar with their building’s two-story storefront, whose twin balconies romantically overlook the bar. Get set for a pleasant surprise when you walk into the new incarnation — Tweed (114 S. 12th St.... Read more

Doug Kammerer to leave CBS3

Monday, June 7, 2010, 11:11 AM
CBS3/CW57 will lose morning meteorologist Doug Kammerer this summer. He's bound for WRC, the NBC station in Washington, D.C., where he will become chief meteorologist. Kammerer grew up in Fairfax County, Va. Kammerer came to town to work at NBC10 in 2003. He joined CBS3 in mid-2007 but had to sit... Read more

Officer's widow is a winner at Badges of Honor

Sunday, June 6, 2010, 4:51 PM
Kim Pawlowski, widow of Police Officer John Pawlowski, was the top female finisher among police personnel in Saturday's second annual Badges of Honor 5K, a benefit for the families of emergency personnel killed in the line of duty. When John Pawlowski was killed in February 2009, Kim was pregnant... Read more
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